New moth species named after Cherokee chief over 50 years after it was first known

June 28, 2014 11:34 PM

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New moth species named after Cherokee chief over 50 years after it was first known

A new moth species, found in the Appalachian Mountains, has been named after a Cherokee chief.

The moth species, Cherokeea attakullakulla, has been named after Cherokee chief Attakullakulla, who lived in that region in the 1700s.

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